Good to see that the DEAN ROAD is back in print and able to advise members what
is happening and allow the expansion of inforamtion to be passed onto those Boyd
researchers who are not on the Internet.
Could I suggest that all those Non - United States members of this group submit
something to Lauren for the next Issue of DR as while it is nice to see what is
happening in the USA, it is not the alone place the Boyd's spread from when they
moved out of Ayrshire, Scotland. Even it is only a few lines on how their
family came to be where they are now.
It also pays to let others know HOW you are looking for in your Boyd research
and DR is a good way of advetising this (besides this Net Groupof course). So
if you can tell Cal who your earliest known generation is plus their child. I
would suggest that you include people's names, date and place of birth, death
and marriage (include church and religion); spouses name and parents and where
they lived (or think they might have lived) for both the parents and the second
generation. While I am aware that not all this information will be available in
many cases, you need to put as much as you have. AND IF YOU ARE GUESSING PUT
THAT IN AS WELL. OR THINK THE FAMILY CAME FROM BACK EAST OR WHERE EVER PUT THAT
IN TOO. As some of you whom I have written to over the years will know, when I
see a location given I will search my PC to see if there are any other
researchers looking in the same place. WHILE THEY MAY NOT BE THE SAME FAMILY it
does help the "newer" researcher to know that "another" Boyd family
was in that
location over a given period. Thus avoiding mixing separate Boyd families. But
we still will be faced with the situation of finding 3 or 4 John Boyd' or
Robert Boyds or Wiliam Boyd's in the one place and same period. The older
researcher can pass on sources already found and be a mentior to the newer
While for other people they may want to try to extend the family Pyramid and
post to DR those missing Branches that they have not been able to solve for 40
years. Perhaps in these case's you will need to supply Cal with the PARENTS and
other children and what you know about the missing member ie last reported as
being in Town/City XYZ.
It is best as someone said recently to given full details of location,
especially so in the USA you will need to include TOWN, COUNTY AND STATE. Or
if you are looking in Ireland and have the TOWNLAND name include the nearest
town and County. (If you do not kown this ask the group and I am sure that
someone will be able to tell you.) Other Counties may have similar problems.
I hope that not too many send Cal requests for "my Boyd family" as I estimate
that there are some 250 million people in the World who are desecendant from
Robert Boyd who was the son of Simon in 1200 and 28 generations ago. With about
a quarter having the Boyd name. So PLEASE REMEMBER CALL YOUR BOYD FAMILY AFER A
LOCATON. When I am doing a family Chapter I call this after the first known
location but as more informaiton is available about earlier generations this
name night change several times. I see no difficulty in your family "name"
being changed over time as more information is found
Finally I would recommend that those who are not members of the House of Boyd
Society should contact Lauren about joining (and hopefully not be passive
members but active members). We all have different skills and though DR and
this net group can help to expand the knowledge about the Clan, its history and
the people that form part of the Clan - good and bad (although we hope there a
few of those about). I also think in the main that you will make friends with
people in many countries (whom you will most likely never see) but are joined by
a little Scottish blood. I know that when I have seen photos in DR you think
that looks like granfather or uncle Y or aunty X
32 Wadley Street
Briabane QLD 4109
----- Original Message -----
From: Lauren M Boyd <confido(a)juno.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 29 February, 2000 5:23 PM
Subject: Dean Road ISSN#1087-223X
Dear Members of the House of Boyd Society [and listmembers]:
On behalf of the Executive Board, I am pleased to announce it
seems that we have fairly well remedied the problems with the
mailing list, with the exception of about 20 addresses.
The following issues of the Dean Road, the Official Newsletter
of the House of Boyd Society, ISSN#1087-223X are on their
way to you via the US Mail [first class]:
Volume 12 Issue#45 Summer 1999
Volume 12 Issue#46 Autumn 1999
Volume 13 Issue#47 Winter 2000
As you are aware, we have not mailed any issues since last
Spring due to our mailing list being corrupted. Again, we
apologize for the delay, however, it took a lot of research
to get the mailing list repaired. Thank you to all that
assisted in that process.
The Spring 2000 issue is in the works and will be on time.
If you have any articles to submit, you may send them to me.
If you would like to have any queries printed in the upcoming
Dean Roads, please submit them to the House of Boyd Society's
Genealogist, Cal Boyd, at his DeanCastle(a)juno.com address.
Be sure to include your snail mail address and your member
As I am not a subscriber to the ClanBoyd-L and we would like
this notification to reach as many members as possible, would
someone please forward it to those on that list? Thank you.
Lauren M. Boyd
Chaiman, Executive Board
House of Boyd Society
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